Buyers get the best of two models when they choose the 3008 crossover. The vehicle is part family car part adventurous SUV, so it is ideal for active families. The drive is comfortable and relaxing no matter how far you go, and with an efficient engine under the bonnet, the model is cost-effective to run.
The 3008 is built for bold ventures by road, and its exterior design reflects this. The body looks tough thanks to its wide flanks and defined wheel arches. Skid plate-style inserts on the front and back bumper are typical SUV design elements, while an enlarged signature Peugeot grille completes the confident aesthetic. Added luxury comes from the chrome surrounds for the grille and fog lamps, while LED daytime running lights make the vehicle stand out and be seen in any conditions. A choice of sophisticated paint options are offered to personalise the finish, and they include Bianca White up to Nera Black.
The spacious interior can feel more like a living room than a car’s cabin. A panoramic windscreen coupled with a glass roof fill the interior with natural light to make journeys more enjoyable for all. For the driver, everything is where it can be reached easily so you can fix your focus on the road. Peugeot has made great use of the abundance of space in the crossover by creating a highly versatile cabin. For example, the front passenger and rear nearside passenger seats can be folded forward if you need to carry long items. Alternatively, you can fold all three rear seats flat and create a vast cargo area.
Engines and performance
The three-strong engine line-up has a unit for most needs, as both petrol and diesel powertrains are offered. The petrol is Peugeot’s responsive 129bhp 1.2-litre PureTech which generates 230Nm of torque at 1,750rpm for instant acceleration. The French brand pairs it up with a six-speed manual gearbox to put you in charge of gear changes, and at its most frugal, the engine can return up to 57.6mpg combined. A 118bhp 1.6-litre diesel and 148bhp 2.0-litre diesel can also be chosen if you prioritise maximum efficiency. The 1.6-litre example with a manual gearbox returns up to 68.9mpg combined and emits a clean 108g/km of CO2.
Purchasing the 2.0-litre diesel gives you access to Peugeot’s Dynamic Roll Control. The innovation helps to stiffen the rear axle and prevent the ride from feeling unstable as you corner. Couple this with the car’s various driver aid technologies and the 3008 is surprisingly agile given its size.
Safety and technology
Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) across the range helps to keep the crossover on the route you intend by correcting a skid and avoiding understeer or oversteer. If you need to take evasive action, ABS stops the wheels from locking up so you can still turn away from danger. A full suite of airbags protect everyone from all angles if you were to be caught in a collision on the road.
The two trim levels of Active and Allure deliver plenty more technology to enrich your journeys. Connect your own music device to the audio system via the USB port and choose the next song through the touchscreen display. With Bluetooth® you can also make and receive calls safely without removing a hand from the steering wheel.
Make an enquiry with Haywards Peugeot in Sevenoaks to find out about all of the 3008’s other features. You can also sample the driving experience with a test drive from our Kent dealership, accompanied by one of our advisers. Schedule your visit by calling us today or contacting the team through the website.